Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury
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Faith 'misused' to justify violence

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby says faith is often misused and can be a hook to hang complex issues that can lead to violence.

He has just embarked on a tour of four African countries, all of which have been touched by vicious and bloody conflict - South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

He told HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi he rejected any suggestion conflicts were simply caused by disagreements between different faiths and said other factors like ethnicity and economic conditions were very important.

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website

You can see the full interview on BBC World News at 16.30 and 21.30 GMT on Thursday 30 January 2014.

  • 30 Jan 2014
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